hotel illa d’or – pollensa – Majorca.
i have just returned from my 6th stay at this exceptionally luxurious hotel set in a beautifully quiet situation on the famous waterside pinewalk of Puerto pollensa. In fact, today I have booked my 7th stay for 2014.
The manager senor Miguel Salom runs a tight and very efficient ‘ship’ at illa d’or, at the same time ensuring the charm and genteelness of previous generations remains.
The reception by the staff on check-in is always warm, efficient, prompt and welcoming. Thanks to the leadership of Senor Garcia, it appears that no problem is too small or too large for the illa d’or reception staff to deal with.
It is wonderful to have the same type of room on the second floor every visit. These rooms have the best terraces, and a tremendous sea view onto the sweeping bay of pollensa., definitely the best terraces in the whole of pollensa.
the traditional rooms are a little small, [the hotel inform me that many rooms are undergoing upgrading at present], but make up for their lack of size with the quality of home comforts provided; satellite tv/radio; air-conditioning; refrigerator, and a well stocked bathroom with top of the range toilet requisites and bathrobes.
Both the daily cleaning of the rooms [and terrace], as well as the general housekeeping are of the highest order.
One never need not leave the breakfast table hungry. There is a superb fully stocked breakfast buffet with a vast array of fruit; cereals; cakes; breads; cooked meats; [79 different items in all], and of course cooked breakfasts are available with a choice of both Majorcan and british specialities………..breakfast is definitely one of the daily highlights at illa d’or.
The 3 course dinner in the hotel restaurant in the evenings is always very good with a fine choice of both Majorcan and international dishes……… the sorbets and desserts are particularly delicious.
The excellent menu is well supplemented by a tremendous winelist.
If one wants a special treat then book a table next to the bay at the ‘la terrasa’ restaurant, the food here is simply the best that I have ever had during my 50 years of visiting spain.
The beach bar is always lively at any time of the day, and provides genuine local entertainment 3/4 times weekly. lunchtime snacks can also be had at the beach bar.
There is a small but very well equipped gym; and the hotel hosts excellent spa and ‘wellness’ facilities.
But the absolutely best asset of illa d’or is its personnel. Everybody in every department is friendly, smiling and helpful. It is always a good sign for a hotel when you see the same staff every year.
Particular thanks should go to the restaurant manager, Gabriel font, and his team, including marie, lo-li, teresa, monica and Antonio.
I do hesitate to recommend illa d’or to anybody who wants a quiet, luxurious and ‘old fashioned’ holiday………as they used to be. This is not a place for disco queens or drunks…………this is Majorca at its absolute best, and it gets better and better for every year, congratulations to senor .
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Illa d’Or, founded in 1929, is a hotel which still maintains the authentic classical style from yonder. Situated in placid Puerto Pollença, where one can experience the sensation of beauty which has served as inspiration to a multitude of yesterday’s and todays’s artists and writers. At the Illa D’Or, the sky and the sea are a gentle carress, dusk is a symphony of colours and night, whilst on the terrace and contemplating the moon reflection in the sea, one realises that it is one of the most beautiful areas, not only in Mallorca, but possibly, in the world. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Illa D'Or Majorca/Port De Pollenca
- Illa d Or Hotel
- Illa Dor